Merindol Massacre Luberon Provence History
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Understanding The Merindol Massacre and Provence’s Dark Religious History 

Plenty of villages in the Luberon Valley lay claim to les plus beaux villages de France (the most beautiful villages in France), and many of those proudly display Villages Fleuris (flowering villages) emblems on local street signs. Enchanted by weather-worn scenes of charming hilltop hamlets and gently numbed by a glass of …

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Provence Holiday Home Owner Pool shot les Vallons
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in ProvenceRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Provence Holiday Home Owner Shares Her Luberon Lifestyle

Diving into Provence Ten years after Peter Mayle’s book “A Year in Provence” was published, Georgina Causton and her partner decided to spend a sabbatical year (1999) in Provence. Completely enchanted by the lifestyle in the South of France they never returned to live in London. Suddenly, they found themselves …

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Dinner La Bartavelle Goult
David & Karen TaylorRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Goult Visit and La Bartavelle the Restaurant to Try

Contributor blog post by David: We enjoyed another fine meal at La Bartavelle in Goult. Their prix-fixe menu gives a choice of three starters including local seasonal asparagus, in the spring. Whilst main courses included a fish choice (wild Turbot), Beef or Rabbit which I had, and it was superb, (see …

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Mas des Romarins Gordes
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

At le Mas des Romarins Enjoy the View Over Lunch in Gordes

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Gordes—a stunning village indeed. Yet, there never seemed to be a memorable place to eat in the village—until now. Perched on a cliff, across from the village, lies a small boutique hotel called le Mas des Romarins. We just happened to discover it and …

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Author Samuel Beckett’s Roussillon
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Discovering Author Samuel Beckett’s Roussillon in the Luberon Valley

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: The red hills of Roussillon are an inspiration for artists, but I had no idea how many famous authors came to visit Roussillon. On my first visit to Roussillon, while riding along the winding roads of the Luberon, it amazed me to see the massive red …

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Atelier de Couleurs Logo
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Atelier de Couleurs Workshop in Menerbes Where Period Furniture Gets a New Look

Artistic Menerbes Once you have visited the hilltop village of Menerbes, it is easy to understand why the Luberon and this town has enchanted so many. The charming main street compels you to pause and wander through an art gallery, or have a drink at one of the restaurants, particularly …

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Le Château Constantin Wines Lourmarin Luberon
Caroline LongstaffeTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Le Château Constantin Wines a Family Vineyard near Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: Many people dream of owning a winery; a romantic illusion of strolling through carefully tended vines sharing your vintages within the shadows of a sprawling château, which for me would have to be in Provence. Of course, dreams like this seldom come true, such …

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Gordes Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visiting Gordes —The Crown Jewel Village of the Luberon Valley

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Placed in a commanding position with all her majestic glory is a village that shines like a jewel above all others. She wears her crown well as visitors flock to capture her image from the valley below. The best time to see Gordes is …

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Goult Summer Rental Luberon Provence Stay
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Goult Summer Rental Enjoy Provencal Living for Six Weeks

Near the beautiful Luberon village of Goult is a property named Les Maquignon Hameau. Odette Linton and her partner are looking for renters for their charming hameau (hamlet) for six weeks this summer. What a made-in-heaven opportunity to settle into daily life in Provence, from a comfortable home base. Located between …

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Spring Luberon Lourmarin Cherry trees blooming Maison-des-Cerises
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Spring in the Luberon Valley a Visit to Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: When you leave a place for several months, however much you love it, even somewhere as special as Lourmarin, you find yourself wondering. Wondering if it is really is as magical as the images you have so firmly imprinted in your mind. Wondering whether you’ll …

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